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The EU’s highest court is set to clarify the extent to which courts can force social media platforms to disclose the identity of account operators.
21 May 2021
A court’s refusal to block an investigation of Facebook’s EU-US data transfers has confirmed that the Irish regulator has “wide discretion” when deciding how to carry out its investigations.
17 May 2021
The regulator that handles many of the EU’s highest-profile GDPR cases and has previously raised concerns about a lack of resources will boost its staff numbers by nearly 50% by the end of the year.
07 May 2021
An NGO plans to file collective proceedings against Facebook in the wake of the social media platform’s leak of 533 million individuals’ data – but the litigation may require an unusual level of upfront commitment from potential claimants.
16 April 2021
Despite assertions by Facebook that the recent publication of personal data belonging to 533 million users does not constitute a data breach, the Irish data regulator has formally opened an investigation into the social media giant.
14 April 2021
A Dutch consumer organisation has filed a GDPR complaint about TikTok to Ireland’s data regulator.
08 April 2021
At least four data enforcers are investigating after a huge trove of Facebook data was posted online over the weekend.
06 April 2021
A simmering spat between EU data protection authorities has boiled over, with the heads of the Irish and German regulators engaging in a war of words over the way the GDPR has been enforced.
18 March 2021
European TikTok users’ data may be open to access by engineers in China after it is transferred to the US, Irish data regulator Helen Dixon revealed today.
10 March 2021
The European Commission and Ireland’s data regulator are both investigating whether the wording of the proposed new standard contractual clauses could cause complications when used under Irish law.
25 February 2021
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